Holmul Frieze

August 7, 2013 Large stucco frieze found at Holmul

Francisco Estrada-Belli, director of the Holmul Archaeological Project, announced the project had found a stucco frieze measuring roughly 26 feet (8 meters) wide and 6 feet (2 meters) high. The carving is located inside a 20 meter tall pyramid at the Holmul site.

 

Articles on the find:

NBC News http://www.nbcnews.com/science/inside-maya-pyramid-mysterious-carvings-hint-superpower-struggle-6C10861128

National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08/pictures/130807-maya-frieze-discovered-holmul-guatemala-archaeology/#/new-maya-frieze-found-archaeologist_70150_600x450.jpg

Boston University Press Release

http://www.bu.edu/archaeology/2013/08/06/dr-francisco-estrada-belli-discovery-at-holmul-archaeological-projectpacunam-guatemala/

Dr Estrada-Belli is affiliated with Tulane University, Boston University, and the American Museum of Natural History and is a National Geographic Explorer. He is also a director of the Maya Archaeology Initiative that works in the area around the Holmul site. Learn more about MAI at http://mayaarchaeology.org/

 

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